Intentional Communities (Routledge Revivals): Ideology and Alienation in Communal Societies

1st Edition

Barry Shenker

Routledge
Published April 16, 2012
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780415609432 - CAT# Y113320

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Summary

Some communities exist for tens, even hundreds, of years. Others short-lived. What, then, makes for communal 'success'? Bary Shenker, who lived on a Kibbutz for a number of years, compares the Hutterites, the Kibbutzim and therapeutic communities - and argues that there is no simple formula. Through historical and sociological analysis, combined with personal experience and insight, the author provides fresh thoughts on a form of a social life which fascinates us all. First published in 1986.

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